|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on September 18, 2011 at 9:45 AM|
Have you ever felt like every little thing is just so irritating? It could be the traffic lights that are always red when you are in a hurry, or how after you have been standing in line forever a new cashier opens another register and says " I'll take whoever is next" and the very last person in line runs over to her or it could be that someone close to you is viciously unkind or unfair.
In all honesty, we may have legitimate reason and rights to feel irritation, disgust or just plain hurt , but the problem is that now we are the ones hurting-not other people. It's sort of like intending to throw a hot coal at someone else but as it sticks to your hand, you are the one who gets burned. This is probably why Jesus told us in his Sermon on the Mount to love our enemies.
When we start to realize that it is never our circumstances or other people that have control to harm us, but it is how we choose to interpret and react to a situation that determines our happiness and well being, then we can start to be free. Love is indeed the only power in the universe because God is Love itself.